Peter Nicks (USA 2017)
The Oakland Police Department, notorious for aggression, brutal enroachments and sex scandals, is to be fundamentally reformed in the times of 'Black Lives Matter'. A Sisyphos-task with it's success permanently on edge. The movie observes the development of "The Force" over a period of two years. It tells the story not as a dry documentary, but as an emotionally charged and kinetic spectacle combining suggestive pictures of car chases and nocturnal infernos in downtown Oakland. "You're a warrior" says one of the instructors to his men "You have to survive".